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Gerald L. Jacobs
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Real Estate
Corporate
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Gerald L. Jacobs
Gerald L. Jacobs has focused almost his entire 50-year legal career on real estate transactions and related areas. He regularly handles all aspects of the acquisition, financing and development of commercial, multifamily residential, large land parcels and mixed-use real estate projects worldwide.

From 1990 through 1992, Jerry served as General Counsel and Senior Vice President and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC) in Washington, D.C. Beginning in 1998, he spent 19 months in Prague, Czech Republic, as a partner in U.S. law firm, focusing on his international real estate and business practices and handling matters throughout Europe.

Jerry is recognized in the Real Estate Law category of The Best Lawyers in America (2003 present). He is also listed in the Southwest Super Lawyers® magazine for Real Estate Law (2007 present). He is AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, representing the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards.

EDUCATION
Stanford University (B.A., 1960)
University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law (LL.B., 1963)
Institute for European Studies, Vienna, Austria (1958-1959)

ADMISSIONS
Arizona, 1963
Czech Republic, 1998-2000

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
State Bar of Arizona (member since 1963)
Licensed Arizona Real Estate Broker
Maricopa County Bar Association
American College of Real Estate Lawyers
Counselors of Real Estate (past member)
Executive Men's Group (member)
International Council of the Urban Land Institute (past member)
International Real Property Foundation (past member)
Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate, Czech Republic (past member, 1998 - 2000)
Business Leaders Forum, Prague, Czech Republic (past member 1998-2000)
Bohemia Foundation-Prague, Czech Republic (past member, 1998-2000)

PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS
Speaker, Marketing 101 for the New Lawyer," presented to Phoenix Law School, April 12, 2007Speaker, "How to do International Business" as a part of an Executive MBA Program in the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, April 2006
Lecturer, "Doing Business in Eastern Europe," presented to a class in International Management, as a part of an Executive MBA Program in the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, April 2005
Lecturer, "Real Estate in Transition Economies," presented to the Russian and East European Studies Center, Arizona State University, October 1, 2003
Lecturer, "Denationalization of Property in Transition Economies," History/Russian & East European Studies Program, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ, March 29, 2002
Lecturer, "Doing Business in Central Europe," presented by the Arizona Department of Commerce and Phoenix Sister Cities at the Arizona State University Downtown Campus, Phoenix, AZ, January 11, 2002
Lecturer, "Timesharing," presented to the Ministry of Trade and Industry of the Czech Republic, March 8, 2000
Lecturer, "An Insight into the Resolution Trust Corporation," presented at the Business Leaders' Forum, Prague, September 22, 1999
Lecturer, "Legal Aspects of Restructuring Firms in the Czech Republic," presented at the Interview 21 Conference, Prague, June 22, 1999

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Valley Leadership III, Phoenix, Arizona (past member)
Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations (past member)
Arizona Business Leadership Association (past member)
Metropolitan Club, Washington, D.C. (past member)
Arizona Science Center (past trustee)
Phoenix County Day School (past trustee)
Boy's Clubs of Phoenix (past trustee)
Arizona-Mexico Commission, Board of Directors (past member)
American Chamber of Commerce, Czech Republic (past member, 1998-2000)
Prague-Phoenix Sister Cities Program (past member, 1998-2000)
Paradise Valley Country Club, Paradise Valley, Arizona


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